An incredibly vibrant tea with spicy, citrus undertones. We were blown away by the complexity and clarity of this tea when we first tried it.
Hailing from the Wu Dong Mountains of Guang Dong Province in southern China, this tea is part-oxidised offering light, brittle and exceptionally colourful leaves.
One of hundreds of varieties of Dan Cong (单枞) teas, its name literally means 'single bush'. Phoenix Dan Cong originates from the Wu Dong Mountain, Guang Dong Province.
The production of Phoenix Dan Cong is similar to Wuyi Yan Cha (岩茶), except that it is less heavily roasted and oxidised.
A big three-finger pinch, slightly off-the-boil water and around 1 minute brewing time will be perfect. Initially the aroma will slightly overpower the taste on your tongue, but by the 2nd or 3rd brew, you should taste citrus, and also a sweet aftertaste on the sides of your mouth.